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Oxford Cambridge ARC Development Conference; Sponsored by Morgan Sindall

Monday, 7th December 2020 0920hrs – 1600hrs

Developing the Corridor – £billions in Construction Works, 1m New Homes, 1m New Jobs…

Proposed infrastructure and connectivity links between Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge are set to bring a once in a generation opportunity for economic growth to the region. A collaborative approach between the public and private sectors will be crucial to maximising the phenomenal opportunities it could bring – not only to Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge but also to the surrounding towns, cities and new communities which are set to be created.

We’ll be discussing the key updates happening across the arc corridor from those in the know. Our incredible panels will discuss and present their ongoing development plans, revealing exclusive insights and future schemes set to take place across the region. It’s a truly exciting time for the area and this is a must-attend event for those in the built environment sector looking to be at the forefront of the region’s future vision and be involved in the biggest developments.

We will once again have an incredible panel discussing their developments and ongoing vision – explaining how firms can get involved. Topics will include:

* The creation of 1m new homes* Updates on the expressway and rail-link
* UK Regeneration’s 6,500 home community* Berkeley Group’s ambitious plans for the region
* Recently approved £3.5bn EWR upgrade* £160m Luton London Airport expansion
* Homes Englands bid to build new towns* Hill Groups £100m regional plans
* Oxford Brookes £220m estate plan* £1.2bn Welcome Genome Campus project
* Huawei’s 550-acre HQ ambitions* And Much More…

Speakers include:

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Agenda and Programme:

09:20-09:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:50-11:00 Session 1: The Continued Development of the Arc

Senior decision makers and influencers behind investment and economic growth initiatives across the region take to the stage to participate in an interactive Q&A.

Chair: David Lock Associates; Heather Pugh, Partner

AstraZeneca; Dr Andy Williams, Vice President, Cambridge Programme & Strategy

MK:U Cranfield;  Professor Lynette Ryals OBE, Chief Executive

Oxford Cambridge Arc Leaders Group; Bev Hindle, Director

Oxfordshire LEP; Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:05-11:20 – Breakout Session: Accelerating Delivery and Increasing Efficiency Through Technology

In this session brought to you by Atkins we’ll look at how the use of drones to monitor progress can increase safety, accelerate delivery and help to lower carbon emissions.

ATKINS; James Fleming, Geomatics Consultant

ATKINS; Sean Lynch, Director

11:30-12:30 Session 2: Placemaking & Building Communities

With billions of pounds due to be spent, infrastructure bodies and agenda setters deliver a series of presentations detailing forthcoming major infrastructure development across each of the Arc’s different counties.

Chair: Arcadis; Peter Hogg, Partner and UK Cities Director

Homes England; Sarah Greenwood, Head of Strategic Growth

Cambridge & Peterborough Combined Authority; James Palmer, Mayor

Taylor Wimpey; Gary Tucker, Strategic Projects Director

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

12:35-12:50 Breakout Session: Campus & Commerce: Lab, Research, Life-Science, and Tech Offices – a Global Perspective

KPF is a global architecture design firm with a portfolio that includes masterplans and buildings that enable innovation in research and technology for some of the world’s leading institutions. Elie will be reviewing new ideas in master planning and the design of buildings that can flexibly accommodate a mix of Life Science and technology-centric office uses at a range of scales. The ideas presented will be increasingly relevant as the Oxford Cambridge Arc region continues to grow. 

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF); Elie Gamburg, Director

13:00-14:00 Session 3: Education Estates & Research, Skills and Innovation

Senior leadership from a host of education institutions across the Arc go into detail about how their campus development plans link to attracting and retaining talent in the region.

Chair: Stantec; Tim Allen, Director Land Development Midlands

Oxford – Cambridge ARC Universities Group; Alistair Lomax, Director

University of Northampton; John Sinclair, Dean – Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

South East Midlands LEP; Hilary Chipping, Chief Executive

14:00-14:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

14:30-15:30 Session 4: Major Development Projects

A unique session bringing together some of the biggest public sector clients across the Arc showcase their forthcoming land and property development plans through a series of presentations and interactive Q&A.

Chair: Bidwells; Patrick McMahon, Senior Partner

UK Regeneration; Jackie Sadek, Chief Operating Officer

East West Rail; Simon Blanchflower, Chief Executive Officer

Harwell Science & Innovation Campus; Angus Horner, Director

15:30-16:00 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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Milton Keynes University – Professor Lynette Ryals OBE, Chief Executive

Milton Keynes currently lacks its own dedicated university, being the largest city in the UK without one. MK:U, being developed in conjunction with Cranfield University is set to change that and bring the economic benefits of a resident student population to the city. With a city-centre campus, MK:U will have around 10,000 students when it opens in 2023, studying a range of technology, engineering and science-focused courses, producing highly skilled, employable graduates.

Lynette is one of the leading voices in the OxCam Arc’s continued growth and development and will give an update on the MK:U project, the benefits it will bring to Milton Keynes and the wider region and how it fits into the Arc strategy.

Professor Lynette Ryals MK U University Milton Keynes Cranfield

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) – Elie Gamburg, Director

KPF is a global architecture design firm with a portfolio that includes masterplans and buildings that enable innovation in research and technology for some of the world’s leading institutions. Elie will be reviewing new ideas in master planning and the design of buildings that can flexibly accommodate a mix of Life Science and technology-centric office uses at a range of scales. The ideas presented will be increasingly relevant as the Oxford Cambridge Arc region continues to grow.

The Eastern Powerhouse – James Palmer, Chairman

The Eastern Powerhouse is a dynamic, business-led, independent organisation that aims to create a strategic argument for investment in the East of England. It will promote the East as a world leader of innovation in green energy, technology and life science and will support sustainable business growth that leads to better opportunities for people across the East.

James will talk about the impact that the Eastern Powerhouse will have over the next few years and what the opportunities are for the private sector to get involved in driving and supporting economic growth. Following his presentation over dinner James will be available for Q&A and can talk about the wider development opportunities in the East and how the public and private sectors can align for greater success.

Oxford to Cambridge Arc Leadership Group – Bev Hindle, Executive Director

As Executive Director of the OxCam Arc Leaders group as well as a Director of Oxfordshire County Council, Bev is well placed to offer a strategic view of the Arc. With government support for the project wavering, collaboration between local leadership, the private sector and other stakeholders is more vital than ever and Bev will offer his views on the future of the Arc

 

AstraZeneca – Dr Andy Williams, Vice President, Cambridge Programme & Strategy

Andy Williams is Vice President – Cambridge Programme & Strategy for AstraZeneca. As well as delivery of the company’s strategy for its Cambridge footprint, Andy works with Cambridge and national stakeholders to develop the local infrastructure, promote the life sciences sector and inspire the next generation of scientists through AstraZeneca’s extensive local community outreach activities. With the arrival of AstraZeneca’s new strategic R&D centre at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Andy has been an active contributor to evolving Cambridge’s thinking in areas such as transport, skill development, amenities for the community and affordable housing.

Arcadis – Peter Hogg, UK Cities Director

Peter is Arcadis’ UK Cities Director and City Executive for London, accountable for key activity across the UK’s leading cities and in the capital. He also leads for Arcadis on Placemaking. A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with 24 years’ industry experience, he has a keen understanding of how to align built and natural assets to the vision, strategy and key priorities of our clients. He has a particular interest in creating successful cities.

Peter has been involved in some of London’ biggest infrastructure programmes of recent years including the Jubilee Line Extension, St Pancras International Station and Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

UK Regeneration – Jackie Sadek, Chief Operating Officer

UK Regeneration are planning to develop a 1,500 home “garden community” with associated facilities including primary school and shops on land near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. The multi-year project received planning permission late last year and Jackie will discuss progress on the 970-acre project, which has land for over 5,000 homes to be developed in the long term and an estimated project value of £359 million.

Oxford – Cambridge ARC Universities Group – Alistair Lomax, Director

The Arc Universities Group is a partnership of the ten universities within the Arc, which have a combined turnover of £5 billion and together contribute £13 billion to the national economy every year. The group aims to bring together business, government and universities to foster research an innovation, unleashing growth and prosperity. Alistair will provide an overview of the needs of the Arc’s higher education sector and discuss the vital role they play in the region’s economy.

University of Northampton – John Sinclair, Dean – Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

The University of Northampton is one of the youngest universities in the UK but is already leading the way in adding value to society, having won multiple awards for social impact. John is the university’s representative on the ARC Universities Group Board and will discuss the vital contribution the university makes to the economy of the Arc, through attracting students, partnerships with business and contribution to the skills economy.

Homes England – Sarah Greenwood, Head of Strategic Growth

Homes England are a key stakeholder in delivering inclusive economic growth across the Arc and are working with major stakeholders including MHCLG, the Infrastructure Projects Authority and a plethora of local authorities to unlock housing growth. Sarah will discuss how the Arc provides an opportunity to integrate housebuilding and economic development, and the importance of building the right kind of houses in the right places to enable economic growth.

East West Rail – Simon Blanchflower, Chief Executive

Simon joined the East West Railway Company as its first CEO in December 2018, to lead the team which will join Oxford and Cambridge by rail for the first time since 1967. He joined the company from a long career leading the development and delivery of major rail infrastructure projects and most recently was the Major Programme Director on the Thameslink Programme. This complex project included the re-building of London Bridge station, extensive railway systems work and the first in class deployment of digital railway technology. Simon was instrumental in the early stage development of Crossrail and the entry into service of Heathrow Express. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineering and balances his working life with a longstanding and deep commitment to voluntary work in his local community.

Stantec – Tim Allen, Director Land Development Midlands

As the Director for Land Development covering the Midlands, Tim specializes in providing multi-disciplinary planning process support on a wide range of urban regeneration and development projects. He’s contributed to projects including Ebbsfleet Garden City, Eastern Quarry, UK Central Hub, various defense estates sites in Central England, and Houghton Regis, Dunstable. Tim’s project management experience has encompassed the delivery of ecological work, utilities provision, civil engineering, geotechnical studies, flood risk assessment, and drainage alongside his core transport expertise. With a detailed knowledge of UK planning policy, he has advised on multiple planning applications and prepared environmental impact and transport assessments for all types of commercial, retail, and residential development.

Oxfordshire LEP – Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive

Oxfordshire LEP has been concentrating on regeneration projects aimed at connectivity and infrastructure by using a £118m local growth fund to unlock clean, green economic growth across the county. As part of this event, Nigel will focus on how his team are bringing forward 27 specific multimillion pound schemes which will complement a range of other development projects being pursued by the public and private sector.

David Lock Associates – Heather Pugh, Partner

Heather is a Chartered Town Planner with over 25 years’ experience in planning practice and is a Planning Partner at David Lock Associates.

She has extensive experience in planning and delivering large-scale development, most notably at the Hamptons and Great Haddon, Peterborough, a combined new community of over 13,000 homes.  She has combined her interest in geography, long term planning and placemaking to develop a specialism in strategic spatial planning, and has led a number of DLA’s growth studies – including the award-winning MK2050 Milton Keynes Strategic Growth Study – for local authorities.

Heather is actively engaged with the TCPA in providing best practice evidence on new garden communities and provides Expert Witness at Examination in respect of large-scale urban extensions and new settlements for a range of private sector clients.

Harwell Science & Innovation Campus – Angus Horner, Director

Harwell Campus is a leading science, innovation, technology and business campus and is host to an array of over £1 billion of world leading research infrastructure. There is 5.5 million sq ft of development planned for the campus, with 1.5 million to be developed by 2025. This will see the number of people employed on the site rise from 6,000 to over 20,000. 1,000 new homes are also planned for the site, to enable people to live and work on the same site.

Taylor Wimpey – Gary Tucker, Strategic Projects Director

Taylor Wimpey are a leading member of a partnership of landowners and housebuilders which is planning to build 4,500 homes on the edge of Corby, Northamptonshire which will also feature 500,000 sq ft of employment land. We will hear an update of how the scheme, on a 666-acre site will progress in the coming months. As Strategic Projects Lead Gary is also heavily involved in their work across the region and we will hear about other upcoming opportunities for development across the Arc and how they are looking to build relationships to help facilitate these.

Gary Tucker Taylor Wimpey

Bidwells – Patrick McMahon, Senior Partner

Providing strategic advice on large-scale urban developments and investments, Patrick has led the firm for more than 10 years.

The clear-thinking Senior Partner spends much of his time helping Bidwells’ biggest development and investment clients make the right decisions. Patrick has the knack of simplifying the complex – a skill honed over 30 years in property.

Living and breathing the knowledge economy, Patrick is advising on major innovation districts in Oxford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes, where the UK’s top university researchers are collaborating with private capital to help solve the world’s biggest problems.

Advising the Government on the Oxford to Cambridge Arc economic area, Patrick has led a coalition of property’s biggest names in successfully lobbying ministers for stronger economic policy in support of the UK’s knowledge industries.

South East Midlands LEP – Hilary Chipping, Chief Executive

As one of the key stakeholders in rebuilding the regional economy in a post-Covid world, SEMLEP’s mission is to build on the South East Midlands reputation as a premier location for growth, innovation, creativity and world-leading technologies, which will result in a doubling of the area’s GVA by 2050. Hilary joins the conference to talk about the LEP’s role in taking the Arc global and some of the key challenges and opportunities facing the region.

ATKINS – James Fleming, Geomatics Consultant

James is a Geomatics Consultant with 4 years’ experience of aerial surveys, with specific focus on drone photogrammetry. He has a in depth knowledge of drone survey workflows, from mission planning and survey control, through to processing and QC of the final project deliverables and the latest sensing technologies. James is heavily involved with the continuing growth and development of Atkins’ in-house drone capabilities.

ATKINS – Sean Lynch, Director

More information to follow.

Associate your brand with the Oxford Cambridge Arc Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates about economic growth, development and regeneration within the corridor.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 Sold Out
Session One Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Two Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Three Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Four Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities and huge exhibition space large enough to promote your business, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the future vision for the corridor and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

Morgan Sindall Construction

Session One Partner – The Continued Development of the Arc

Session Two Partner – Placemaking & Building Communities

Session Three – Education Estates & the Skills Agenda

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Session Four Partner – Major Development Projects

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Best Practice Partner

Best Practice Partner

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

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Details

Date:
Monday, 7th December 2020

Time:
0920hrs – 1600hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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